My Burning Constitution

My Burning Constitution

A Poem by Robert Trakofler
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Thinking about all of the fraud that is taking place tomorrow morning in the senate the deception of the American people and the willful embrace of it for the sake of holding on to power. spoken word

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Burning Constitution


I need to understand

just what it is you hold so tight

This evident remand

that shades your principles true light

This heedless disparage

that you willfully blind your sight

For justice miscarriage

that fans the flames of hateful spite

When deception gives voice

and speaks of fraud to steal our rights

The conception of choice

that true free will must reignite

This grand experiment

our fathers framed to hold upright

These truths self evident

this fragile flame that flickers bright

We must always billow

to blaze against the darkest nights

© 2021 Robert Trakofler


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Robert Trakofler

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Rob, I'm not sure that that grand idea has existed in the past few decades. It started out well ... worked for a while ... but then seemed to lose its purpose. Just about the time politicians decided it was more important to get re-elected than to serve the people.
Those of us who actually vote are quickly forgotten once power has been obtained.

As the old saying goes "Power corrupts ... absolute power corrupts ... absolutely."

Take care friend ... once this s**t is over and the border is re-opened I think I'd like to visit the Zenith.


Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Weeks Ago

oh hell yes that would be awesome!



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'that you willfully blind your sight'
This was the pivotal line for me, that pulls together the speaker's confusion and bewilderment. They choose it. It's even harder to grasp. I enjoyed the defiance and strength in the closing lines.
Laura.

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Robert Trakofler

1 Week Ago

I have subconsciously decided this could be the only reason for what has happened... thank you LouBe.. read more
"These truths self evident
this fragile flame that flickers bright
We must always billow
to blaze against the darkest nights"
From your lips to God's ear my friend...we are in the mouth of insurrection and death this way and that..."Burn baby burn"...yes, Constitution burning, America burning from the inside.. FROM THE INSIDE! Your impassioned and noble words ring true on all counts RBB. One sacred document bandied about by opportunists, carnage for the dogs of war. I stand with you for honor, for courage, for peace in our time. Thank you for your good poet's voice ringing out loud and clear. Bravo!

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Robert Trakofler

1 Week Ago

I promised myself I would not write another political poem... but they keep pulling me back in, Anne.. read more
Politic is corrupt. We need to start over

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Robert Trakofler

1 Week Ago

in many ways, I think that's exactly what is about to happen Saree
Saree Marcel

1 Week Ago

Honestly same
Even tho you say in this poem that you want to understand, I do not believe that. I believe this poem is really saying there is NO WAY to understand this rampant anti-patriotic bullshit, but you put these sentiments nicely, as if incredulous that this could be one's perspective. I admit, it's hard as hell to embrace our fellow Americans who brought all this crap down on the rest of us becuz they can't discern the difference between a legitimate leader & a bogus grifting hate-mongering a*****e. Excuse me for taking a crap on your nicely controlled message about understanding our misguided brethren (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Week Ago

LOL If you knew how close I was to not opening the store and driving to Washington DC that next day!.. read more
well the more You try to understand the more You go insane :/ some things are just what they are, most of the time there is two sides of the story the problem is not here, the problem is when the two sides don't talk logically and respectfully, but instead they ignite the fire into fight and hate, I don't think that policy now is like before, in the past there were times when policy played its great role in changing the world. now in most countries I don't believe in it anymore, policy became a tool to hidden agendas. Keep peace at Your mind and heart always*

Posted 1 Week Ago


Hey, I'm too busy complaining to do my job.
I am so with this poem...our democracy degraded.
I just want to say to other countries..."Don't look, Ethel!"
yes, it is too late.
it's been seen...

Lady Liberty just shed a tear.
j.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Accurately spoken, Bunny. After today's insurrection, I am not surprised at anything that happens in D.C.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


The falsehood of politics and politician... It sucks. It is really pathetic how they wish to do everything for their own profit... Even disobeying people's right. Watching their power-hungry habit sometimes I think why we should vote... For which benefit... And for whom

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


an effective reflection of the current disrespect
I am literally flabbergasted that what is taking place has been swallowed so completely by so many
That high office has taken a nasty fall

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Weeks Ago

I wonder if we will ever recover from it and then I wonder if you have a bit of land I could buy bef.. read more
Dave Brown

2 Weeks Ago

that is funny BB
they have started here
we are now a destination and our taxes will re.. read more
people keep talking about "the next time.. as soon as.. after.." they don't seem to realize that the Constitution will not wait for another day.. once destroyed it will be gone forever.. to those who think this is a good thing I can only say that true insanity is the idea that you can kill the body and the head will still survive.. whoever is behind this WILL come after the minions they convinced they were supporting after the USA is done.. there is no room in a global community for sovereign nations..

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Robert Trakofler

2 Weeks Ago

HI Olla:) I fear we and the UK have been played so well and I think you know by whom:/ And as much a.. read more
olla

2 Weeks Ago

and fine misery it was.. and is.. yes.. we depend on the story tellers of the past to give us insigh.. read more

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Added on January 5, 2021
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I am the Bunny but the bunny isn't me long live the bunny Hello I’m Robert I own an art gallery and performance space in Pittsburgh called The Zenith It is also an antique store and a veget.. more..

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